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Wilton Education Foundation’s 2023 Annual Reading Rocks! Fundraiser

January 20 - February 3

All Wilton Public School students in pre-K through fifth grade are invited to participate in the Wilton Education Foundation’s fun and non-competitive “Reading Rocks!” Read-A-Thon. The goal of Reading Rocks! is to encourage children to have fun reading while raising money for the Wilton Education Foundation — that means all proceeds benefit Wilton’s public schools!

On Friday, Jan. 20, all Miller-Driscoll Elementary and Cider Mill School students (and teachers) are encouraged to Dress Like a Rock Star because Reading Rocks! That morning, they will be greeted with a fun ‘concert’ to celebrate the kick-off day.

This is the 12th year for the Reading Rocks! program. In the first 11 years, Reading Rocks! raised almost $450,000 in total for Wilton schools. This outstanding effort has helped WEF fund numerous programs, including:

  • Makerspaces in all four schools
  • Middlebrook’s Science Fair
  • Miller-Driscoll’s MDTV news recording studio
  • Cider Mill School’s Learning Commons upgrade and video studio
  • Miller-Driscoll’s student-run postal system
  • Document cameras used for remote learning technologies
  • Seed money for the 6th-8th grade budding authors book publishing program
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities to support Wilton teachers implement cutting-edge curriculum initiatives
  • and more

This year’s goal for Reading Rocks! is 100% student participation. Students can create an online pledge page to share with family and friends in support of their reading goal. A student can read independently, be read to by someone else, flip through a picture book, or even read with someone over the phone or FaceTime/Zoom — anything goes that helps students celebrate reading. Pledges must be submitted online no later than Feb. 3.

Visit the Wilton Education Foundation Reading Rocks! website for more information.


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Sarah Rondeau


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